This drive is insanely fast! It’s much faster than my Crucial MX300 M.2 and my Crucial Sata SSD. This drives speed depends heavily on the quality of your cpu! If you plan to use multiple M.2’s and SSD’s in your rig. Be sure that your cpu has enough pcie lanes for this SSD to operate at or above it’s advertised speed! This is a PCIE NVME M.2 SSD. So, If your motherboards’ M.2 interface doesn’t support NVME. You can still use a M.2 PCIE adapter such as a “Aquacomputer Kryo M.2 EVO PCIE 3.0 x4 adapter,” or equivalent. I perfer this adapter because it’s also a passive NVME cooler and it allows the drive to run at incredibly higher speeds than advertised.
Offering sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s, the WD Black PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe-based SSD unleashes new levels of performance to help your PC run the most demanding games, VR applications, and creative software.
With sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s, over three times faster than a SATA SSD, the WD Black PCIe SSD handles even the most resource-heavy computing tasks. Boot your system quickly, launch games fast, and make multitasking easy with a WD Black PCIe SSD.
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